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"The fields of women's history and gender studies are some of the most dynamic areas of current research and scholarship. Professors Kerber and DeHart have kept a pace with this evolution. The Fifth edition of Women's America, with over thirty new essays and documents, reflects some of the most exciting work in the field. Carefully selected primary documents give readers a sense of the flesh and blood realities that have defined the lives of women across racial, ethnic, regional and class lines for nearly four centuries. The perfect teaching tool."--Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Kerber and De Hart have dramatically improved what was already a very effective tool for introducing students to American women's history. The fifth edition of Women's America integrates the personal with the historical, captures the voices and issues of women from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds, and brings their history to life. Presenting some of the best writing in the field, it will stimulate lively discussion and debate on gender and diversity issues, past and present, and also add significantly to students' general understanding of American history."--Maureen Murphy Nutting, North Seattle Community College
"I have assigned every edition of Women's America since the first, and this is without question the best."--Daniel J. Wilson, Muhlenberg College
"This new edition is even better, reflecting growing knowledge about women as they defined and defied expectations, struggled and survived, and reshaped the possibilities of American life. The editors' Introduction and Conclusion do more than frame the rich offerings of the book. They offer bold and challenging interpretations that will revise our understanding of women's history."--Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Smith College
"Fabulous resource for a U.S. Women's History course--great combination of primary and secondary material. Great to have the new edition with updated topics."--Amy Sue Bix, Iowa State University
"Perfect balance of thoughtful essays and appropriate documents. I have used this for years and will continue."--Deborah A. Symonds, Drake University
"I need a book that recognizes processes of colionialism, colonization, imperialism, race relations, etc. in the WEST! (i.e. outside of the standard New England venue) To teach effectively here in CA, I need a book with a much broader, comparative perspective!"--Rebecca Mead, UCLA
"I need a book that recognizes processes of colonialism, colonization, imperialism, race relations, etc. in the WEST! (i.e. outside of the standard New England venue) To teach effectively here in CA, I need a book with a much broader, comparative perspective!"--Rebecca Mead, UCLA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Linda K. Kerber is May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa. She is the author of several books, including No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies (1999) and Toward an Intellectual History of Women (1997). She has served as President of the Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jane Sherron De Hart is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Co-author of Sex, Gender, and ERA: A State and the Nation (OUP, 1990), and winner of the American Political Science Association's Victoria Schuck Award (1991), she specializes in twentieth-century issues of gender, politics, and policy. She is currently completing a study of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that blends biography and legal history.
Cornelia Hughes Dayton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. The author of Women Before the Bar (1995), she is currently writing a book about the life stories of those with mental disorders and their caretakers in eighteenth-century America. She recently launched a new website supplementing her essay "Taking the Trade" about a 1740s abortion trial.
Top Customer Reviews
This book presents the reader with an in-depth analysis of women's traditional roles and their active fight for change while explaining the conditions that determined the feminine experience in different historical periods. But the best benefit of the book was actually learning, and realizing, that the world that my generation (the 20 somethings) was born into is radically different from that of females 50, 40, 30, 20, and even 10 years before us. I realize now that many freedoms I take for granted should be cherished, and more freedoms should be fought for.
A very interesting book with many different views of Women's History and many different influential voices.
Decent condition, good shipping time
If you are just some regular non scholarly person off the street I doubt you will enjoy this book much.
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